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Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
occasion, not just for the president, but also for nbc bay area larry gerston who is live in washington, d.c., for the festivities. larry looking very presidential with the back drop behind you, my friend. >> it's hard not to, kris. you get in this room with the capitol behind you, and it's absolutely a fabulous scene. it's very unusual, every four years, this country takes a holiday from politics in washington, and believe me, it's only this weekend. and at this time, people come together, thinking about the future, they're organizing themselves around the presidency and all the things that that institution and office means to this country. this is, by the way, the 57th inauguration. the first was done by president washington in new york, actually. and this is actually the 16th time that a president has been reelected, gone on to a second term. so in that sense, we saw this recently with reagan, h.w. bush, and clinton. but really, it's unusual in that sense, even though we had the few recently happening. with that kind of a back drop, it's going to mean an awful lot to this country to see
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >> close to a million people lined the streets of washington, d.c., today hoping to get a glimpse of the first family and it was quite a sight. you see his daughters there in the background and now the celebration continues, as we mentioned. live pictures of the commander in chief's ball in washington, d.c. the president and first lady just now leaving the building, going to their second ball of the night. let's bring in now nbc bay area's scott budman with the social and tech angle to all of this. as we saw play out on national tv, scott. >> we did, raj. lots of people brought up it technology back during the 2009 inauguration. toda
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am PST
surrounding it. >> political analyst larry gerston posted this twitter picture of him at a niner party in d.c. yesterday. there he is sporting his kaepernick jersey. right next to mc hammer. larry is in d.c. for the presidential inauguration. we'll be talking to us later in this newscast. >>> staying on the topic of the presidential inauguration, president obama has already taken the official oath of office. he was required to do so by sunday night. his first oath was a quiet affair at the white house. today's ceremony will be anything but quiet. more than 800,000 people are expected to attend. here's nbc's tracie potts with more. >> reporter: president obama takes the oath today. >> the last one was fast. >> reporter: they are pulling up temporary plastic this morning as hundreds of thousands witness the second inauguration of america's first black president. >> it means a whole lot. it's something that i never fathomed. >> reporter: despite budget battles and tough approval ratings, president obama still holds star power here. many traveled hundreds of miles just to get a glimpse. >> he l
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
as photo galleries. and our political analyst larry gerston will be at the inauguration and tweeting updates as well. >>> next at 5:00, a big day for bay area sports continues, as the sharks play in their season opener. the latest on that. and man tai will go on to talk about the online hoax he said he fell victim to. we'll let you know who we'll be talking to and when. >>> despite our chilly start this morning, a gorgeous finish to the weekend. look at these temperatures. santa cruz 76 degrees. 64 in san jose. the satellite view showing changes ahead. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >>> we have new information from nigeria where a standoff ended in a bloody day. the hostages were being held at a plant. soldiers are still searching the area for more bodies and possible bombs. leaders of the countries involved are scrambling to determine how many of their citizens were killed, freed or are now missing. >> we need to work with others to de
NBC
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
political analyst larry gerston looks at what happened and what republicans need to do to gain public support. >>> a lot to do today in the bay. you're probably thinking, coffee. but on the morning crew, you're always thinking coffee. today you can get your bean on in the most discriminating way at the single origin coffee tasting. from 11:30 this morning to 1:00 p.m., sample beans from the best roasters. good quality java. expertly roasted. and brewed. or you could make instant like me. i like it. black and quick. i'm a coffee pro. the next bit, though, is for the beginners at the don edwards national wildlife refuge and education center. just go to the website down here below and scope out the info to make your reservations. there's a short class, a short walk, and a look at the migratory birds leaving you chirping about the newfound skills all week long. and time for me to parrot something you've heard me say before, get out and enjoy the bay. >>> california democrats now dominate the golden state's political offices, and nationally democrats are savoring the reelection of barack o
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
down jerry brown's controversial proposal to overhaul public education. larry gerston joins us next. >>> governor jerry brown is proposing an overhaul of education in funding and control of public education. we turn to larry gerston. this is in some ways the holy grail of every politician. i'm going to fix education. governor brown, i guess he's feeling he's dealing from a position of strength now. he seems he has the budget in order. here's what we're going to do. first priority, fix education. how is he saying he's going to do it? >> now we're starting to connect the dots. this proposal has two parts. good enough. for openers, the governor proposes to eliminate about 7 billion in categorical spending. he's talking about pots of money earmarked for programs like child nutrition, after-school activities, special education busing, and others. he's not saying get rid of them, he's just saying we're going to allow the districts to spend the funds how they best see fit. okay. the second part, that's much more controversial. the governor proposes to provide almost $3 billion annually to
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
will officially be sworn into office at 8:55 this morning. we're going to talk with larry gerston about the atmosphere, and what we can expect from the president during his second term. >>> all of that, plus the rest of your day's top stories coming up at 7:00. right now, here's more of the "today" show. >>> we're back with our inauguration from washington, d.c. on a special edition of "today." i'm lester holt alongside erica hill. >>> vice president joe biden was officially sworn in. >> repeat after me, i joseph r. biden jr., do solemnly swear >>> i, joseph r. biden jr. do solemnly swear. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same. >>> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same and take this obligation freel without any mentally vation or purpose of evasion. >> i will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on wh
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
set for 7:00 this morning. >>> look at this. our political analyst larry gerston was in washington for the inauguration. even though d.c. is big-time on politics, he managed to slip on the kaepernick jersey and celebrate the 49ers victory posting this one on twitter. nice work, larry. the guy next to him in the skully and sunglasses there, that's none other than bay area's mc hammer. stop. hammer time. larry gerston just one of millions who watched the niners getting the job done yesterday. they punched the ticket to the super bowl becoming champions of the nfc. >> the niners pulled off a big comeback win in atlanta yesterday. they didn't score until the second quarter and headed to halftime down 24-14. >> that was just for drama. they did it for us. >> just to stress us out. no reason to worry. they scored in the third and in the fourth quarter frank gore ran it in for the go-ahead touchdown. niners 28, falcons, 24. after the game players said it's a great win but their work is not done. >> we are going to enjoy and embrace it. take advantage of it. we've got one more game to try
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
we will streamline video, and we will have photo galleries, as well. our political analyst, larry gerston, will be at the inauguration. he's in d.c. already. we'll have live reports starting tomorrow morning on "today in the bay." >>> hundreds of people in the bay area spent this national day of service building homes for other people. the volunteers rolled up their sleeves for habitat for humanity in daly city. the group planned to build condos for 36 families. when those condos are complete, families from marin, san francisco, and san mateo counties upwill get the keys. >> the workers are building homes and yards, putting the roof shingles on. it's a real experience that is like none other in the bay area. >> construction will continue for the next few months. as in all habitat for humanity projects, the family selected to get the homes also have to contribute some elbow grease before they get to move in sometime in late april. >>> still ahead at 6:00, tourists in hawaii get more than they bargained for when they have a close encounter of the 40-foot kind. not just one but two.
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
to nbcbayarea.com for video and photo galleries, and larry gerston will be at the inauguration and tweeting updates as well. >>> still ahead, a surprising report on flu shots. the workers you'd think would surely be vaccinated. >>> plus talk about an adrenaline rush. some of the world's best surfers take on the monster waves in the bay area. this year it was a different show for the fans. we'll explain that. >>> the surf is definitely up. so were the temperatures around the bay area today. right now 60 in santa cruz. our dry weather is about to come to an end. changes in your seven-day forecast when we come right back. >>> monster waves lured pro surchers from around the world. they competed today in the mavericks international surf competition. the waves were not quite as big as expected, but they still reached about 25 feet. nbc bay area's kimberly tere's near pillar point and the new ways the fans watched the action this year. hello, kimberly. >> reporter: hello, diane. as you know, mavericks relies very heavily on mother nature cooperating. and this is the first time in three years that
NBC
Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
in larry gerston and there's a lot of money at stake here. >> we need wealthy people here. that's for sure. here's why, jessica. before proposition 30 passed, the wealthiest 1% of californians paid 40% of all state income taxes or about $20 billion annually. that's particularly important because the income tax itself accounts for more than 60% of the state general fund. and the proportion paid by the wealthy will be even higher once proposition 30 kicks in. >> it's not really realistic to think that rich people will up and leave the state. >> there are no indication of wealthy flight that's for sure. it's just the opposite. according to public policy institute of california, the ones that leave every year have low incomes, little education and higher unemployment rates more so than the state as a holhol whole. even after voters pass the millionaires tax in 2004, the state still maintained the percentage of the ultrarich. no flight. >> is there a point at which the rich say, okay, if you're going to keep taxing ining me at thi why would i stay here? >> they don't leave because many are roo
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
coverage throughout inauguration weekend. larry gerston will have live reports as president obama begins his second term. >>> many people believe the political climate continues to get worse. how much should president obama be blamed? one of the most accomplished washington insiders is speaking out about mr. obama. we sit down with the former secretary of labor robert reich. he also talks about dating hillary clinton. he's a colorful man. tonight the interview with uc berkeley professor robert reich. though he stands just 4'10" robert reich is a giant. from the beltway to berkeley. >> my first whiff of berkeley was this mixture of eucalyptus/marijuana/tear gas. i thought, i've arrived. >> arrived in 1968 as a grad student and, since then, reich has not just seen the world but has helped shape it. >> trickle-down economics is bunk. it always was. >> the left leaning reich has worked for several presidents. his relationship with mr. clinton is dynamic thanks in part to mrs. clinton. >> i knew bill clinton when he was 22. both of us were rhodes scholars together. we were assigned to the sam
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
's bring in political analyst lay larry gerston. nothing is random in politics so why now? >> reporter: it's about the numbers, raj. latinos are now 17% of the nation. they were 10% of the vote in 2012, and that's up from 2% in 1992. politically latinos no longer can be ignored especially as they get close to influencing outcomes in red states like arizona and texas as they have already done in new mexico, colorado, and florida. >> you bring up latino voters who are citizens, so why is immigration such a big issue? is it a trickle down effect? >> great question. i think there are two reasons. >> reporter: of course they recall the difficulties with gaining their citizen shship an second, many have relatives or friends here illegally because democrats have pressed this issue and republicans have resisted it more than seven out of at the point latino voters voted for barack obama, the democrat,2012. there's your connection. >> so it's a big issue around the country but especially i would imagine the numbers back it up for us in california in terms of illegal immigration and arizona. >> repor
NBC
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
. let's bring in larry gerston. the governor last year spent a lot much time getting prop 30 passed. he's got the money. what's he going to do with it? >> look, we know that public education in california is uneven. that's on a good day, okay? the student performs on standardized tests wildly, dropout soars throughout the state. 50%, 60%. this is not good. governor brown, like many public education experts, attributes a good deal of the difference here to the fact that there's just not enough money. disparities in the funding programs, if you will. >> there's always that argument where some come in and say, no, it's about raising standards and holding teachers accountable. others saying, no, our spending is so low compared to other states. we can't compete. what's he going to do? >> teachers have to be accountable, parents have to be accountable, but you have to have the money to get done what needs to be done. first, not so much of a problem, wants the legislature to ease or eliminate rules that school districts must abide by to receive special funds, for things like class size limits,
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